Oven Roasted Pork Shoulder

Oven Roasted Pork Shoulder

This oven roasted pork shoulder recipe makes the most flavorful, melt in your mouth pork roast. Take the time to make the simple rosemary, garlic, and anchovy paste and let the roast absorb the flavors in advance of cooking. Then simply sear the roast at 450 degrees for 30 minutes, then let it slow cook at 250 degrees for 6-8 hours, depending on the size of the roast. Your house will smell amazing and you will be rewarded with the juiciest, most flavorful meat you can imagine.

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Smoked Sausage and Rice Skillet

This is a super fast, super easy weeknight meal that uses only one pot.  I bought a smoked sausage ring at Sprouts that is all natural and has no nitrates and then adapted a recipe I saw in an ad for Hillshire Farms. You can use any kind of rice you like since you cook it separately and add it in to the skillet.  I used white rice since the kids prefer that but if it was just me, I’d use brown.  Your choice.  Unless you are using instant rice, the rice takes the longest to cook so put that on first before you start chopping any veggies.

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Stuffed Pork Loin

I have a seriously overstuffed freezer.  It was so hot this weekend and when I got home from the grocery store, I made the mad dash from the car to the kitchen with my ice cream, only to discover there was no room.  I could do one of two things.  Eat the entire container of ice cream right there, which I can say is tempting after you have come in from Arizona summer heat, or take something out.  The pork loin won.  In went the ice cream, out came the pork loin.  They were roughly the same size and it didn’t take a whole lot of re-adjusting inside the freezer.  So what to do with it?  Stuff it!

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BBQ Baby Back Ribs

BBQ Baby Back Ribs

Baby back ribs are cut from the upper, smaller ribs of a pig, where the ribs meet the spine.  They are tender and flavorful and are called “baby” back ribs because their size is so much smaller than the rest of the ribs.  Each rack of baby back ribs usually has anywhere from 10-13 ribs.  Since they are small, one rack will usually feed about 2 people.  Unless you are a big eater, like me.  I can eat a rack of them by myself if I’m hungry enough!   Read more

Oven Roasted Bacon with Maple Syrup

Oven roasted bacon with maple syrup is on the menu for our lazy Sunday morning.  And it goes perfectly with my favorite pancakes.  There’s nothing like the smell of bacon cooking.  This recipe is so easy and quick.  The bacon cooks in the oven on a wire rack.  Most of the fat drips off and you don’t need to worry about splattering your stove and getting it all messy.  The secret to this recipe is to use real maple syrup.  Not that high-fructose corn syrup fake stuff.  If all you’ve got is the fake stuff, hey, I’m not the syrup police but I’m telling you, the real stuff makes all the difference here.

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